Scientists reveal how Alzheimer’s progresses in the brain

New research zooms in on the protein buildups in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease Research implicates aggregates of two proteins, known as tau and beta-amyloid, in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has tracked the replication and spread of tau in the living human brain for the first time. …

Urgent govt action needed for Aotearoa’s New Zealand dementia plan

October 19, 2021 New Zealand can expect a major spike in dementia cases particularly among Māori, Pasifika and Asian communities, according to a new study. Existing dementia support services are already struggling to cope with the increasing demand and are genuinely concerned about the sizeable dementia challenge facing New Zealand, Dementia NZ chief executive Scott …

Updated Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan released

  Dementia New Zealand (in association with the Mate Wareware Advisory Rōpū, Alzheimers NZ and the NZ Dementia Foundation) is very pleased to release the updated Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan for Aotearoa New Zealand.  In May 2020 the government was presented with the initial version of this plan and since then it has been …